North Sea Cycle Route (Part 4) Germany to London

Part 1 – England/Scotlandย ย Part 2 – Norwayย  Part 3 – Sweden/Denmark

My arrival in Germany was rewarded with a huge punnet of Strawberry’s, perhaps not as good as the Norwegian variety, but succulent nonetheless.ย  The landscape had barely changed, the same sheep tracks, gates and sheep droppings I had been cycling through for days.ย  On occasion, the track was on the seaward side.ย  The view of the Nordfriessische Inseln (islands) was ethereal, a mirage of sea, sky and man-made navigational towers.

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I waited at a railway crossing to see a surreal sight of a train, transporting cars, with the drivers and passengers still seated within – reading the days papers. Their destination was Sylt, the aspirational holiday destination which can only be reached by train.

I cross a huge tidal barrier, which guards the entrance to the River Eider. full of day tourists enjoying the endless North Sea views.ย  Continue reading